The Central Bank compiles, enters, and processes statistical data. The statistics are divided into three categories. 

Financial institutions’ statistics include economic variables pertaining to firms and institutions operating in the domestic financial market.

Financial market statistics show developments in interest rates, exchange rates, interbank market turnover, and payment intermediation, in addition to issuance and stock of market securities and derivatives contracts.

Statistics on the balance of payments and international investment position relate to Iceland’s foreign trade. The balance of payments shows trade between residents and non-residents over a specified period, and the international investment position summarises the position between residents and non-residents at the end of the period.

Statistics are published in accordance with a predetermined schedule and are posted at 09:00 hrs. on the publication date. 


Balance of payments and external position

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Direct investmentAnnual21. September 201919. March
International reservesMonthly11. September August 202013. October
Foreign position of the Central BankMonthly08. September August 202008. October
International investment positionQuarterly01. September Q2 202030. November
Balance of paymentsQuarterly01. September Q2 202030. November
External debtQuarterly01. September Q2 202030. November
Portfolio InvestmentMonthly28. August July 202028. September

Financial accounts and markets

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Securities offeringsMonthly22. September August 202021. October
Payment intermediationMonthly15. September August 202014. October
Interbank market for foreign exchangeMonthly08. September August 202007. October
Financial Assets of Financial CorporationsQuarterly08. September Q2/202008. December
Real exchange rateMonthly08. September August 202007. October
Interbank market for Icelandic kronurMonthly08. September August 202007. October
Market SecuritiesMonthly28. August July 202030. September

The credit system

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Monetary StatisticsMonthly22. September ágúst 202022. October
Insurance companiesMonthly16. September July 202016. October
Balance sheet of the Central BankMonthly07. September ágúst 202007. October
Pension fundsMonthly04. September July 202007. October
Mutual funds, investment funds and institutional investment fundsMonthly27. August July 202028. September
Other financial corporationsMonthly27. August July 202028. September

*Publication is at 09:00 hrs on publication dates